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LEMME TELL YOU BITCHES ABOUT MY GIRL CARMILLA

FOLKS FORGET ABOUT CARMILLA AND HER WONDERFUL LOVE STORY JUST BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T GET AS MUCH PUBLICITY AS OL’ DRAC BUT SHE’S AWESOME

SHE DOESN’T BURN IN SUNLIGHT BUT DOES WEAKEN CONSIDERABLY TO THE POINT OF FAINTING AND NEVER WAKES UP BEFORE NOON (MY SPIRIT MONSTER IS CARMILLA YO) AND WHEN SHE FEEDS FROM LAURA IT’S ALWAYS FROM HER LEFT BREAST. THAT’S STRAIGHT UP VICTORIAN EROTICA YO. SHE CAN TRANSFORM INTO A CAT AND INTO FOG, SIMILAR TO DRAC, AND HAS THIS LONG, BEAUTIFUL DARK HAIR.

YOU CAN READ THE WHOLE THING ONLINE IT’S OUT OF COPYRIGHT AND STUFF BUT HOLY SHIT A STORY ABOUT WOMEN IN THE 1800S THAT PASSES THE BECHDEL TEST WHAT????

GO. READ IT. IT’LL TAKE YOU BARELY AN HOUR AT MOST.

holy shit i am so reading this wtf

(via notallwerewolves)

"Sam Hall died on Friday, September 26th, at the age of 93. The news was announced, in a quiet way, on his son Matthew’s blog.

"I may have mentioned, once or twice, that Sam Hall was the greatest writer on Dark Shadows — which I’m sure sounds like the faintest possible praise, but it means a lot to me.

"Dark Shadows is the most surprising, and therefore the best, television show ever made, and Sam joined the show at a crucial moment — in November 1967, when the breakout character was just on the verge of breaking the show. The Barnabas storyline had turned the slow-moving soap into a hit, but the story was starting to run in circles, and it needed a change in direction. Sam brought wit, intelligence and fresh ideas to Dark Shadows, just when it needed it the most. He saved the show…"

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I’ve never seen this Nosferatu shot before

(via swampthingy)

"Andrew Pyper, the ITW Award–winning author of six bestselling novels, has read a lot of horror stories. Here he writes about one novel that truly got under his skin.

"The other night, drinking in my backyard with some other writers, some of whom write thrillers and horror as I do, the question came up as to when was the last time we read something that really and truly terrified us. Not a piece of writing we admired for the way it constructed its scares, not something we found unsettling or offputting or creepy, but the real gut-level deal. Bona fide horror in book form.

"It took me a while to come up with my answer. .."

Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Also a memorial from George R R Martin here.

McCauley was a literary agent, but as an editor his landmark horror/dark fantasy anthology Dark Forces changed my life in 1980. It remains, to my mind, the single greatest collection of original short stories in the genre.

Cigarette Burns host "Brit grot genius Pete Walker retrospective HOUSE OF WALKER at the Barbican" this November.

"In the latter half of next year, Spectral Press will be publishing a book which will look at the influence of the great British innovator and writer of some of the most groundbreaking science fiction and horror television of the fifties, sixties, and seventies: We are the Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, edited by Neil Snowdon. A book of this nature has long been overdue. Well-known names are contributing to this volume, including Kim Newman, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lucas, Stephen Volk, and many more, who will take an in-depth look at how Kneale’s work shaped their own writings as well as looking at the broader genre mediascape. There will be articles, essays, and interviews, and in the limited hardback edition we will be publishing for the first time one of Kneale’s unproduced screenplays. The concept artwork for the tome has been created by David Chatton Barker, and is reproduced above…"

Google Doodle celebrates Sheridan Le Fanu - “an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best known works are Uncle Silas, “Carmilla” and The House by the Churchyard.”

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Award-winning horror writer David Nickle has been repeatedly frustrated in his attempts to have a frank and serious discussion of HP Lovecraft’s undeniable racism; people want to hand-wave it as being a product of Lovecraft’s times, but it is inseparable from Lovecraft’s fiction.

Nickle’s novel Eutopia is a chilling horror story about the American eugenics movement, which Lovecraft embraced. As he persuasively argues, Lovecraft’s belief in eugenics was not mainstream by any means, even in his day, and it is infused through Lovecraft’s work — what would “Call of Cthulhu” be without the “eugenically unfit denizens of the bayou or ‘primitive’ island cultures whose religious practises amount to a kind of proactive nihilism”?

Nickle’s essay on the subject is occasioned by a movement to replace HP Lovecraft’s likeness on the World Fantasy Award with a likeness of Octavia Butler — not to erase Lovecraft from the genre’s history, but to acknowledge the long-neglected contributions of diverse writers to the field. As Nickle writes, Lovecraft’s texts are foundational to horror and fantasy, but unless we confront and acknowledge the problematic aspects of them, we can’t unpick them and understand them for what makes them tick.

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swampthingy:

Night of the Demon (1957)

swampthingy:

Night of the Demon (1957)